I am a writer and yoga teacher based in rural North Essex. Over the last 20 years I have found yoga to be a richly rewarding path of enquiry and an indispensable companion to my writing career. I hold a 500h teaching diploma from the British Wheel of Yoga, and I have been sharing my discoveries with students of all ages and levels of experience for over a decade. I am first-aid trained and fully insured to work with adult students of any age and level of physical fitness.
I have been practising hatha yoga since 1999. During that time I’ve explored and been influenced by a number of schools, including viniyoga, astanga vinyasa, Iyengar and Scaravelli. Today, I owe a debt to each of these lineages; but time and again yoga has taught me that it’s bigger than any specific method, guru or teacher. I look to a strong community of my peers and elders for advice and guidance, as well as my key yoga mentors, Tara Fraser and James Jewell. Above all I seek to gently cultivate awareness, balance and strength, in my own practice and in my students.
You can read more about why I practise and teach yoga in my yoga manifesto for troubling times.